Broward deputy accused of shoplifting from a Wal-Mart

Henry Guzman (Broward Sheriff's Office and Sun Sentinel)

A 44-year-old Broward Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested for reportedly shoplifting from a Wal-Mart, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

Detectives began investigating Deputy Henry Guzman after receiving information that he was stealing from the Wal-Mart on North State Road in Lauderdale Lakes, according to the sheriff's office. Investigators said that on three separate dates in May, Guzman walked into the Wal-Mart in uniform and stole DVDs and action figures.

Wal-Mart reported a loss of nearly $200.

Guzman was put in handcuffs Monday morning when he reported to Internal Affairs at the Public Safety Building, the sheriff's office said. The 13-year veteran has been suspended with pay and transported to the Main Jail. He's expected to be suspended without pay after the State Attorney's Office formally files the charges.

"Absolutely no one is above the law. His actions are disgraceful, and in no way are a reflection of the good, hardworking men and women of the Broward Sheriff's Office," Sheriff Scott Israel said. "I commend the work of the Public Corruption Unit for its commitment to hold deputies accountable for any criminal activity."

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